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Re: [Xen-users] Autoconf fail to check libncurses

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 5:31 PM,  <fpostic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to build Xen on FreeBSD from sources.
> Autoconf is failing to find libncurses and output this error :
> checking Python.h usability... yes
> checking Python.h presence... yes
> checking for Python.h... yes
> checking for PyArg_ParseTuple in -lpython2.7... yes
> checking whether Python setup.py brokenly enables -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE... no
> checking for xgettext... /usr/local/bin/xgettext
> checking for iasl... /usr/sbin/iasl
> checking uuid/uuid.h usability... no
> checking uuid/uuid.h presence... no
> checking for uuid/uuid.h... no
> checking uuid.h usability... yes
> checking uuid.h presence... yes
> checking for uuid.h... yes
> checking curses.h usability... yes
> checking curses.h presence... yes
> checking for curses.h... yes
> checking for clear in -lcurses... no
> checking ncurses.h usability... yes
> checking ncurses.h presence... yes
> checking for ncurses.h... yes
> checking for clear in -lncurses... no
> configure: error: Unable to find a suitable curses library
> configure: error: ./configure failed for tools
> I tried to build ncurses from source in default /usr/local and with 
> --prefix=/usr.
> I tried export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include/ncurses"
> I tried the FreeBSD package too : 
> https://www.freshports.org/devel/ncurses-devel
> Nothing works and I don't think it's on FreeBSD. The latest xen package is 
> outdated and I want to test 4.10.
> Some people said on internet that libncurses is different from libncurses-dev 
> and that's why it doesn't work but I cant find any sources or specific build 
> options for that.

Roger, have you seen this one before?


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